Stop the presses! Hold the phone! You know the drill. All of a sudden here comes information that just might shake your world! Trans Fats could be beneficial?
I was just perusing some of the latest research that was published in the later days of 2010 and came across an article in the Annals of Internal Medicine that was published in December of 2010. As stated in the article we have known for some time that the cis-palmitoleate, a form of palmetic acid found in whole milk, was beneficial to health. In this research the authors explored one of the other fatty acids found in whole milk, a trans-palmitoleate, and you know what 'they' say about trans-fats, might be beneficial also.
This may come as a surprise, with all the bad press the trans-fats have gotten lately, but the research indicates that there "may be beneficial health effects in humans". You have to remember where this is coming from, The Annals of Internal Medicine, and that it flies in the face of all the public propaganda being put forth by all the "expert" in health.
We at Doctor's Nutrition have always advocated using whole milk and preferably organic. We emphasize organic due to all the hormones used in modern dairy production. We don't need the extra hormones.
The study found that those who consumed the whole milk did indeed get more of this trans-fat, and that was associated with lower adiposity (less body fat)as well as higher HDL or good cholesterol levels. Not bad for something that tastes good too!
We will keep you posted as to other findings we come across.